Things are bad in Sweden. But you’re not supposed to know.
By Vincent van den Born/Gatestone Europe
Yesterday Gatestone wrote about courageous policeman Peter Springare, who decided to blow the lid of the cesspool that hides beneath Sweden’s political correctness:
“I’m so f***** tired. What I’m writing here isn’t politically correct. But I don’t care. Our pensioners are on their knees, the schools are a mess, healthcare is an inferno, the police is completely destroyed. Everyone knows why, but none dares or wants to say why.”
In response, Swedish newspapers have published on the issue, and a Facebook page called “Stand up for Peter Springare” has gathered the support of over 85.000 people from all over the world. One of many people leaving a message of support is fellow policeman Tomas Åsenlöv:
“I have worked in the field for more than 43 years. I share Peter’s infectious question for 100%. Our managers do not dare to take up a position in any direction. As you can see, there is no senior manager who has dared to give Peter backing. Instead, they introduced Code 291, which is meant to keep a lid on all immigrant-related crime.
Just look at the photo ban at the police station. It is appalling that this is happening in today’s Sweden. To top it all off, the chief of police has complete authority over the police. Instead of supporting his people, he will order them to be transferred if they do not dance to his tune.
The Swedish public should be told all of the facts now. I understand younger officers do not dear speak out, criticise the police’s leadership, or openly support Peter. Because that would be the end of their career. Because when they would seek a transfer, they’d be known as ‘unloyal’.
As I am close to retirement, I can be critical to my heart’s content. I have previously been called in by my superiors for opinions I have stated on this medium (Facebook). Now I believe the ball has been made to roll, and maybe we can get our leadership to open their eyes and no longer deny the truth. LIVE STRONG. Tomas Åsenlöv, Greater Gothenburg Bicycle Police.”
The Code 291 Åsenlöv mentions is a special ‘refugee code’, used when the police are called for anything related to refugees. Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet has an article on the topic, which reveals the code (R291) has been used since October 2016 to effectively hide 5000 incidents, ranging from illness and missing persons, to cases of assault, rapes and deaths. And what is most shocking, is that all these cases were deliberately kept secret:
“The National Operational Department (NOA) of the Swedish Police wrote in a document this newspaper noticed that each and every notification ‘in which the victim, the suspect or anyone questioned is a migrant, must be labelled with the specific code 291’. And that the same has to be done to to crimes or events linked to buildings or places where refugees are received.”
Things are bad in Sweden. So bad, nobody is allowed to know.